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The final concert of Shelburne Parks & Recreation’s 19th annual Summer Concert Series at Shelburne Farms on July 30 features the Rhythm Rockets and fireworks. The rain date is Thursday, July 31. Set up your lawn chair and blanket at the Farm Barn courtyard, bring a picnic dinner, or enjoy food and drinks from the concession stand. Don’t miss out on one of our most popular events of the summer! The gate opens at 6pm; concerts begin at 7pm. Donations welcome at the entrance to directly support this event.  Please join us in thanking our concert sponsor: Almartin Volvo and our fireworks sponsors: Automaster, Associates in Orthodontics, Rice Lumber, Precourt Investment Co., Shelburne Supermarket, and Sweeney Designbuild. Call the Recreation Dept. at 985-9551 for last minute updates.

 Dig into Nature Series: Participants will actively explore, discover, and investigate Shelburne’s natural environment. We will scoop soil, turn over rocks, examine plants, hunt for insects, and test the water in our outdoor classroom of forest, fields, and lakeshore. Bring a backpack with snack, water bottle, hat, sunscreen, and bug spray. Please wear sturdy shoes and clothes that are okay to get dirty!  This camp will be held on Thursdays from 9am-12pm for $20 per day for kids ages 8-11 years old. The instructors are Janet Franz, Peg Rosenau, and Susan Moegenburg. Choose one or all dates:  Aug. 7 at LaPlatte Nature Park; Aug. 14 at Shelburne Beach; Aug. 21 at Shelburne Pond. The location listed is for drop off and pick up.  Pre-registration is required!

Fall Soccer Registration reminder: It’s not too late to enroll your child in this popular recreational soccer program for kids entering grades 1-8. The program will run from Aug. 25 to Oct 11. Registration fee is $26 per child plus a $25 late fee until Aug. 15 when it increases to $50. No registrations will be taken after Aug. 22! Uniforms and shin guards are required. Please order a uniform shirt when registering if your child does not already have one. Uniform shirt fee is $22.   

Camps coming in August: Flip, Dance, and Cheer Camp, Dig into Nature, Lacrosse Camp, and Off the Couch Camp. Check out our website for specific camp details. Limited space available to sign up now!

Great Escape Discounted Tickets on sale!  Discounted tickets to the outdoor park are now available for purchase at the Shelburne Parks and Recreation Office and online and are good for any date during the 2014 season. Save time and money by buying your tickets through us and you’ll be supporting Vermont State Parks and Recreation at the same time.  Our discounted ticket price is $35 (for anyone 48” or taller) compared to the gate price of $52.99 plus tax. We will also be offering daily parking passes for $15 ($20 at the park).  For those who can’t make it to our office during office hours or would rather pay by credit card, you can now buy our discounted tickets online. To purchase discounted tickets online, visit and enter the promotional code VTREC using the link at the top, right corner of the page. There is no service charge to buy Great Escape tickets online. Call our office for details. Visit for park information.